Von der Heyden Group, an international investment firm on the European Real Estate market with a value of over half a billion euro in aggregated invested assets, has opened new offices in Kyiv in Q4 2019 to establish multi-million euro investments in Ukraine. The Group is renowned for being a first mover in emerging markets, creating landmark Class A office buildings, running award winning hotels and delivering superior returns from real estate investment.
The Group, founded in Germany in 1989, will invest around €50 million in commercial and residential properties in Kyiv and Lviv during its preliminary phase, aiming to increase this to up to fourfold in its mid-term portfolio expansion in a favourable market.
“Ukraine’s market is rapidly maturing, as the country continues to strengthen its institutional framework and align its economy with that of the European Union. For these and other positive reasons it tops the Von der Heyden list in offering the right investment opportunities. As we have done in Poland, our Group intends to make a lasting mark in Ukraine by being one of the first international real estate investors.”– Robert Rottinghuis; Chief Executive Officer, Von der Heyden Group
The new offices in Ukraine marks the Group’s further expansion as an international private investment and real estate firm with representative offices in eight countries.
The Von der Heyden Group has appointed a local expert team, formed to expand the Group’s real estate portfolio led by Mr. Dmitry Havrylenko who assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer in Ukraine. Mr. Havrylenko until recently held the postion of National Director and head of the Ukrainian office of global investment management firm, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and has been a valued counsellor to a number of leading professional services and investment firms. Having attracted more than USD 1 bln for Ukrainian companies, the Group’s Ukraine office CEO comes with over 15 years of experience in investment banking, private equity and real estate investments.
Tatyana Yarmolitskaya, a real estate professional with over 15 years of experience in real estate finance, investments and asset management joins the Von der Heyden Group as Investment Director. Until recently Ms. Yarmolitskaya held the role of Head of Capital Markets at the Kyiv office of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
Daniel Parsai, a lawyer by background with specialization in local and international taxation also joins the team as Legal & Tax Director, having worked on a variety of M&A and real estate transactions for multinationals and international institutional clients. Until recently Mr. Parsai held the role of Associate with the tax practice of leading Ukrainian law firm, Arzinger.